@mike Worked at a bar with 150 different bears years ago. One bartender always kept a 6 of generic beer at the ready for the hapless clowns who would walk up & say “give me a beer.” He’d have that can open in front of them like a quick-draw cowboy. I think it was canned by Pearl & was just awful.

Mr. X was the greatest Ultravox song of all time. @ me if you want, I'm not budging.

@DistroJunkie The whole damn front office -- Tiller, Vela, & I forget who else, tried to stage an intervention of sorts on me one day. I was unimpressed. I was already working full time nights, playing in 2 bands & making it to class as best i could.

It's time for Steven Wilson to start re-mixing the Peter Gabriel catalog in 5.1. He can start with Security.

@DistroJunkie Ha, do I. He was perpetually disappointed in me 24/7 & expressed it nearly daily. “Vreeland, you’re in the Come Late, Stay Late Club again, today. You’re never going to be a success acting the way you do.”

@DistroJunkie Been quiet because I’m trying to get ahold of my sleep hygiene so I can feel less stressed & that’s helping. Less on-line time in general, also been practicing my ass off- trying to land some new gigs. Possible album session in the works.

@DistroJunkie No, still trudging along. Throwing money in savings so I have a couple month’s salary if I have to walk without a plan. I have this job as long as I want it, but I’m just stressed by it. Honestly haven’t cast too wide of a net.

Life’s not too exciting, but I just got back from the vet for doggo’s annual & he’s healthy & happy to be home. 11 years since I rescued him & he’s just the best.

@joshmillard There was the thousand shirts we printed after a bowl game with the placeholder final score on the back. They just forgot to tell us it was a placeholder or to tell us what the final score was. Clients!

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@June malice/incompetence is not necessarily an either/or proposition. I like the portmanteau “malcompetance.”

@kat @ItsTheManOnTheMoon It has extreme economy. Reminds me of the snake that had eaten an elephant in The Little Prince.

@June @Are0h I thought the first one WSU’s hoot. My son drags me to all the Marvel movies & I always enjoy them more than I thought I would, but Ant Man was the funniest of the bunch so far.

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Also from the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory Baker-Nunn telescope. By combining a series of images taken over the lunar eclipse, a picture of the Earth's shadow.

Lunar Elipse from Austin, about 5 minutes into totality. There was a light haze but I got a couple decent shots.

@snowdusk_ I still have one, but after 10 years of not updating it, I removed the link to it from my index. An unlinked links page. I’m sure they’re all dead now.

@mbrubeck God, I’d hate to be a meteorologist. Can you imagine studying for years in college & doing your level best but still being wrong half the time? It would be dispiriting.

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more